knitxcore.: Vinyl Monday: Veruca Salt.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Vinyl Monday: Veruca Salt.

Vinyl Monday

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I effing love Veruca Salt. They are the epitome of the frenetic early 90's girl rock sound. Sure there are tons of super "important" bands I could reference here (like L7 or Bikini Kill) but my very favorites of the era are what I guess folks would call one-hit wonders; bands like Letters to Cleo, Luscious Jackson or Tracy Bonham (all of whom actually have more than one great song).

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It may have been the extensive airplay or the strategic placement in popular movies but the one-hit wonders are the songs that have become the soundtrack of my life. Maybe I somehow identify with their the quick rise and fall or the sort of satellite quality of these pop-culture loners? Either way, they hold a special place in my heart and they are the songs/bands that I return to over and over again when I'm feeling nostalgic.


What one-hit wonders are part of your own life's soundtrack? Why?

5 comments:

Sian Lile said...

ha! i had this on tape! awesome.x

Dana said...

I loved Veruca Salt back in the day and apparently I still do. Thanks for a nostalgic Tuesday morning :)

julia phelps said...

oh man, i used to love these guys! but, probably my favourite guilty-love one-hit-wonder band was 'til tuesday. i still secretly listen to those guys all of the time!

Marlena said...

From the same era, I fell in love with Jill Sobule, despite the fact that the song Supermodel, which introduced me to her, doesn't really sound like her other stuff.

I've always had a think for female musicians, so the Riot Grrl movement of the '90's was totally speaking my language, and it gained momentum right when I needed it most: late teen-early adulthood. The first time I listened to Bikini Kill was a revelation! And L7 was my soundtrack senior year!

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

I effing love VS too.

I had a live video of Tracey Bonham & the crowd was throwing mud on stage. She was getting really pissed off.

I guess she could have ripped her tampon out & threw it in the crowd.